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  1. I just wish there was a way to move this forward, I see more people wanting them than not. And I don't care what anyone says doing most virtuals/locationless caches requires a GPS more so than some regular caches I've done. We need like a survey or some type of poll.
  2. I would love to see locationless caches make a come back. I think the reviewers could weed out bad ones from good ones. I recently submitted one for approval and of course it got denied, but at the same time everyone thought it would have been a great cache, but rules are rules. Mine was moving cache, a regular size cache. My theme was "It is not locationless, because wherever it is it has a location!" Well that didn't work either! LOL I think it's a game and I don't see where these types of caches hurt anything. I know the arguement has been beaten to death, but if the players/payers of the want this why shouldn't we get them. Some of these locationless/virtual caches have been the funnest caches I've done, hands down!!!
  3. ok maybe I'm lost here, but I used to really like the way it laid out all of my hidden caches right in front of me, caches, dates, etc. And I used to really like the way it listed my finds/dnf's/notes in one column without extra data listing the last 10 finds or 10 days and you could click on it to show all caches found. Is it still there somewhere, this new way just seems overly complicated to me.
  4. 8 total until I killed the query. All were the same size 1.2mb's. for <firehouse16@kissalive.com>; Mon, 2 Feb 2004 05:39:07 -0800 (PST) Received: from mail pickup service by bender.Groundspeak.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC; Mon, 2 Feb 2004 05:39:13 -0800 Thread-Topic: [GEO] Pocket Query: Customized Search thread-index: AcPpkfGkeNKrq0wdQK+l2vQzJ2ESug== X-Mailer: Groundspeak .NET Mailer 0.9 From: <contact@geocaching.com> To: <firehouse16@kissalive.com> Subject: [GEO] Pocket Query: Customized Search Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 05:39:13 -0800 Message-ID: <768201c3e991$f1a4e070$ada3fb3f@Groundspeak.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_7683_01C3E94E.E381A070" Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message Importance: normal Priority: normal X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.0 X-OriginalArrivalTime: 02 Feb 2004 13:39:13.0015 (UTC) FILETIME=[F1A4E070:01C3E991] This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_7683_01C3E94E.E381A070 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Here are the Pocket Query search results in the formats you requested. 41606.gpx: GPX is an extended GPS exchange format that can be read by both EasyGPS and ExpertGPS, as well as various other software applications. The latest version of EasyGPS for Groundspeak can be downloaded from the links section of Geocaching.com. You will need the latest version to read this format. ------=_NextPart_000_7683_01C3E94E.E381A070 Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="41606.gpx" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="41606.gpx"
  5. Well here in the last hour I've received no less than 5 identical pocket queries from gc.com, all have contained the Mydoon.eml virus! This is not cool!
  6. Around Xmas time two women on the SoCalgeocachers website reported a Mtn Lion sighting in exactly the same area, Mtn Lion sighting at Whiting Ranch. I have been to this park countless times and have seen lion tracks and lots of deers everywhere. I've always warned the kids about the danger of the lions, now it seems to hit home with them!
  7. Here's mine, still a bit in the wroks: Firehouse16 & Code3's Geocaching Website
  8. Or maybe it was the firemen practicing ventilation techniques on the roof...... Oouch. It's good to have at least have 3 rungs above the roof line. If they vented the roof, it would not have caused excess weight from water, just the opposite, it would have been a big drain.
  9. I personally like this one I did on my 40th birthday. "Life's Rocky - Get Over It!" It describes how I felt, but also describes the cache area and gives some hints to it. A rocky outcropping and you find the cache by getting over it!
  10. Not more hole, but different size holes. Pepper holes are usually bigger. But to answer your question salt should have less holes.
  11. Something else I think about too is the difficulty of the cache. I want people to visit my caches, have fun finding them and generally enjoy the location. But some caches I want to be found easily, others, well let's just say it may take several visits or quite a while. Some I give hints, others I don't, yet a hint may be in the description, a certain word or wording maybe. I enjoy hiding as much or more than finding. I have 80 finds and 15 hides. Most are visited pretty regularly, except for the ones out in the boonies!
  12. Sure you can. When I go out looking for areas I have all caches in the area in my GPS so when I find a spot I bring up the nearest cache and find out how far from it I am, simple really. My method is one of two ways. First I come up with a cache then I have to find a place to put it. Or secondly I find a place then design a cache for it. I prefer to find a container, plan the cache contents then start thinking of places I've seen or where would be a cool place to place it.
  13. http://webpages.charter.net/engineco16/geo_terms.pdf
  14. I believe in "Cache In, Take Crap Out!". I have no problems emptying a cache of all crap and leaving cool stuff instead. Here's my last cracp cache log. -------------- Found it with Naomi and Ryan, Naomi found it. Nice little hide, took her about 1 minute. We couldn't believe the amount of junk in the cache. Cache is also cracked. "Took "all of the junk!" Left Iraqi Playing Cards, Glo/Light Stick, National Guard Carabiner and a Magentic Keybox (great for a micro cache)"
  15. Well that's peachy when I'm at the engine, but when I'm a 1/2 mile away in a river bottom surrounded by 40' bamboo and other obstacles I'm sure my coordinates would help when they fly in to find me and do a "short haul". Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids" http://webpages.charter.net/engineco16/
  16. This will be my new cache signing; TFTC - Took out "ALL" of the junk and left something nice. Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  17. http://www.woodsters.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi Look for geocaching download and forms. Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  18. I decided maybe it's time to geek out a bit further and get myself a PDA. Now I know a lot about desktops and laptops, but PDA's? I don't know squat! Any suggestions, what should I be looking for? This will be primarily with my Legend and for Gecoaching. Thanks, Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  19. I've noticed tonight that the Geocaching.com maps are not working right. Anyone else notice this? It only displays my "finds" no matter what I check or uncheck. Also, why isn't my URL working in my sig? Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  20. Well I guess always there's the logbook and writing utensil. After that it's whatever you want. I try and leavce some cool stuff. I've visited enough caches that have nothing but junk in them to make it depressing. Here's everything I've left, I spend a few dollars trying to buy some cool things, some things I haven't released yet: 4 bottles Tabasco sauce Little rapper figurine Key ring bottle opener Heart charm gold necklace Paul Stanley Signature Guitar Pick Petrified rock Light Stick Fire Truck Toy Lilo Figurine Boy Scout Pin "Jesus is Lord" Coin - 2 Skull Slimes - 4 Halloween PEZ Dispensers - Vampire Blood and Fang Set - Flourescent Hair Coloring - 3 Skull Shot Glasses - Pumpkin Carving Set w/Templates - Space Ace Travel Bug X-men DVD Kiss - "You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best" CD Quasar Pen Radio Tropicana Casino Playing Cards Stitch as Elvis figurine Batman Figurine Simi Alarm Clock Slacktone sticker IAFF fire dept. sticker Kiss sweepstakes card Hawaiian key chain Golf ball Mild to Wild business card Wienerschnitzel hot dog thingy Dick Dale guitar pic Toyota 2002 championship racing pin fishPOET Geo Token Mild to Wild Travel Bug 1. 2003 Penny - for good luck 2. Glow-In-The-Dark Dinosaur - from another cache 3. Pirate carved out of wood - from another cache 4. Green accent highlighter marker 5. Yu-Gi-Oh Plastic trading card - from another cache 6. Jammin' Bread menu - local sandwhich shop 7. Smith Tank Lines key chain - from another cache 8. Pumpkin Seeds 9. 1992 Upper Deck Hockey Heroes Card w/ Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky. 10. Mild To Wild Pepper & Herb Co. pin Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  21. Nice, but I don't think that'll work when I'm trying to give a helicopter or air tanker coordinates on a fire! Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  22. Thanks! Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  23. See I was thinking it was like 33 degrees, 33 minutes, 583 feet, hence the "'" symbol. The second coord is the way I see them posted frequently, especially at mapquest.com Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  24. W33°33.583 and w33°85943? Thanks, Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
  25. I'm working on a virtual right now, but am I wasting my time? This virtual is in a area where there are no caches, it is impossible to place a cache. The site is a historical landmark with great history. It is also a great place to visit and you will learn and see many new things. I just don't get this denying of virtual caches lately, big deal, approve them and if someone doesn't want to see it then pass on it. But frankly I think virtuals are great, they've shown me things I'd have never known other wise!!! I feel like I've accomplished or done something worthy when I've done a virtual! Firehouse16 & Code3 "Dave, Teresa & the 2 kids"
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